1. I_didnt_do_it's Avatar
    I just got the S20 for $855 after tax about a month ago and like virtually everything about the phone, except for one thing-- the battery. Im getting poor battery performance even with light usage. I take it with me when I go somewhere as my daily driver, but when I'm qt home, I use my S9 to do things like game and watch YouTube and Netflix because the battery on my S20 is sapping at a rate that is reminiscent of the s6--which was quite pitiful. 3 hours screen on time is all im managing with this s20 before it drops down to the 20% mark i set as the threshold to put on charger.

    Note 20 from what I understand is supposed to have a much bigger battery and should get more than 10 hours total, 3hrs screen on time on one charge. Do you think i could get much of a discount by trading my S20 in on a Note 20 deal?

    If i do try the note 20 and end up with similar battery experience, I may do what I never thought I'd try and go with an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 pro.
    07-11-2020 11:05 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    You should get some battery stats , from device care, accubattery from 100 to 20 percent, possible a app issue, my note 10+ gets all day battery plus 10 SOT easy so not saying yours should get that but much better then what your getting for sure .
    07-11-2020 11:09 PM
  3. I_didnt_do_it's Avatar
    You should get some battery stats , from device care, accubattery from 100 to 20 percent, possible a app issue, my note 10+ gets all day battery plus 10 SOT easy so not saying yours should get that but much better then what your getting for sure .
    Yeah ill run a more intensive gamut tomorrow and see hust exactly where my s20 stands. I know we can use things like power save mode, but i feel like doing that all the time waters down the experience with the phone.

    Id like to think based on the spec sheet, this phone should be capable of 15 hours overall and 5+ hours screen on time, but so far, I'm not even coming near to close to that. Kind of a bummer for a $855 phone. I can leave the phone untouched all night, and it'll still lose 30-40% just in stand by.
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    07-11-2020 11:40 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah ill run a more intensive gamut tomorrow and see hust exactly where my s20 stands. I know we can use things like power save mode, but i feel like doing that all the time waters down the experience with the phone.

    Id like to think based on the spec sheet, this phone should be capable of 15 hours overall and 5+ hours screen on time, but so far, I'm not even coming near to close to that. Kind of a bummer for a $855 phone. I can leave the phone untouched all night, and it'll still lose 30-40% just in stand by.
    Let's see we can find anything when you report back, I agree you should be getting better battery without power saving, I use that only when I know ill be away from a charger for awhile.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-11-2020 11:45 PM
  5. VidJunky's Avatar
    I can leave the phone untouched all night, and it'll still lose 30-40% just in stand by.
    If you're loosing battery like that in stand-by something isn't standing by. All of the reviews I watched said the battery while big wasn't overly impressive however none of them mentioned numbers like this.

    I actually thought I was going to pop in here and see something about the camera. As far as deals go, I'm usually the last to hear about anything good and then only once it's gone. LOL. I was surprised to hear that they were doing 50% of the S10 towards the S20 and I would imagine they would do the same with an S20 towards the Note 20, which might put an S20 owner upside down in the deal. Guess it depends on how you look at it.
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    07-12-2020 12:59 AM
  6. I_didnt_do_it's Avatar
    Just ran my phone through a 45 minute gaming session on call of duty mobile. Went from 65% to 47%. Does that seem alright for gaming?
    07-12-2020 10:53 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Just ran my phone through a 45 minute gaming session on call of duty mobile. Went from 65% to 47%. Does that seem alright for gaming?
    Intensive games can , as well as Google duo or video apps
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    07-12-2020 11:01 AM
  8. I_didnt_do_it's Avatar
    Intensive games can , as well as Google duo or video apps
    Ok so that eliminates that as a culprit. Id really like to hang on to this s20as it is an awesome phone. Hopefully I can keep weeding things out and find what's causing the abnormal battery drain and remove it if it's an app causing it.

    Still going to keep the note 20 on the table though if I do continue to experience poor battery performance
    mustang7757 likes this.
    07-12-2020 11:49 AM
  9. I_didnt_do_it's Avatar
    I just watched a video on the Note 20(not the note 20 ultra) and if i traded my s20 in, I would actually be downgrading in many ways. No 120hz and only a FHD+ display. So I'll probably just hold onto my S20.
    07-12-2020 03:32 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ok so that eliminates that as a culprit. Id really like to hang on to this s20as it is an awesome phone. Hopefully I can keep weeding things out and find what's causing the abnormal battery drain and remove it if it's an app causing it.

    Still going to keep the note 20 on the table though if I do continue to experience poor battery performance
    Yeah definitely keep checking, also fast way to see if a app issue is monitoring it in safe mode for few ho u ran if you can
    07-12-2020 05:09 PM
  11. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    Note 20 Ultra in Indonesia is a huge joke...the highest version is the 8/512...8GB of RAM and 512GB of ROM...for USD$1379...and we get the crappy Exynos version...whereas the S20 Ultra with 12/128 costs USD$1137...
    08-05-2020 10:23 PM
  12. Victor Hernandez Jr's Avatar
    Honestly I would stay with the S20, for the first time in years the note doesn't look that great I guess everything went into the Z fold 2
    08-05-2020 10:45 PM
  13. VidJunky's Avatar
    Honestly I would stay with the S20, for the first time in years the note doesn't look that great I guess everything went into the Z fold 2
    Well as the thread approaches a month old and no real indication from the poster what they did or how they were leaning, even though they posted that they felt like it would be somewhat of a downgrade, I'd have to agree, staying with the S20 wouldn't be such a bad idea. I mean if anyone really wanted to get a bit more out of the usage time, there is always the different levels of battery saver modes as well as reduction in screen resolution.
    08-06-2020 12:05 PM
  14. RapidTurtle's Avatar
    The note 20 actually seems like more of a mid range phone than a flagship.
    VidJunky likes this.
    08-08-2020 10:55 AM

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